TAMPA, FL - OCTOBER 29: Teddy Purcell #16 of the Tampa Bay Lightning is greeted by fans as he heads out for pre-game warm up before the start of the Lightning's game against the Winnipeg Jets at the St. Pete Times Forum on October 29, 2011 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Scott Audette/NHLI via Getty Images)
He is, in my opinion, one of the best defensemen in the NHL and continuing to grow. I think his game, from an offensive standpoint, he continues to drive our offense... I think there's still tremendous upside for Oliver.
— Coyotes GM Don Maloney on defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson